The diseases of the body and mind are managed holistically with customised care plans based on the various factors elicited in Ayurveda and applying modern technology wherever necessary through various therapies and medicines is what constitutes Kayachiktsa. Management includes Shamana a moderate way of attaining health through mild therapies food regulations and medicines. Shodhana is intensive detoxification and purification. Panchakarma is the fivefold tool for staying healthy and to treat diseases. The process passes through three stages as the preparatory Poorvakarma the main purificatory course of Pradhanakarma and the post therapy recuperation period of Paschat Karma.
Poorvakarma involves internal oleation with Snehapana (oral fat ingestion) and external therapies like Abhyangam, Kizhi Treatments, and Pizhichil etc. The process also involves sudation through Swedana, Avagaha Dhara etc.
Pradhanakarma is Vamana or controlled medicated emesis, Virechana or controlled medicated purgation, Nasya or controlled naso-sinal purification, Anuvasananasthy or controlled lubrication enema alternated by Niruhavasthy or controlled medicated enema.